VCU 30th Real Estate Trends Conference

Suzanne Mulvee, chief strategy officer at GID
(Suzanne Mulvee, chief strategy officer at GID)

Organized by the Kornblau Real Estate Program in the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Business, the 30th annual Real Estate Trends Conference- one of the leading forums in the region for the exchange of ideas and information about real estate- will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

The annual VCU Real Estate Trends Conference attracts real estate professionals from various industry sectors such as law, finance, construction, development, brokerage and appraisal, and it provides the opportunity to look into the future of real estate, to share their expertise, and to make and strengthen professional relationships and friendships.

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This year’s speakers are Suzanne Mulvee, chief strategy officer at GID and Peter Zeihan, a geopolitical strategist. GID is a vertically integrated investor, operator, developer and fiduciary with more than $26 billion in assets under management, including more than 46,000 apartment units and 25 million-square-feet of industrial space across the United States.

Mulvee is responsible for creating actionable insights into economic drivers, capital market trends, and real estate fundamentals to maximize risk-adjusted returns across real estate cycles. Additionally, Mulvee leads the firm’s business intelligence team which is tasked with mobilizing data into actionable insights for business leaders.

Zeihan helps people understand how the world works by combining an expert understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology and security to help clients best prepare for an uncertain future. Over the course of his career, Zeihan has worked for the US State Department in Australia, the DC think tank community, and helped develop the analytical models for Stratfor, one of the world’s premier private intelligence companies.

He is a critically-acclaimed author. His first two books — The Accidental Superpower and The Absent Superpower — have been recommended by Mitt Romney, Fareed Zakaria and Ian Bremmer. His third title, Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World became available in March 2020.

His fourth book, The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization, becames available in June 2022.